Thursday, 4th October 2012
Burton upon Trent; Tuesday 9 October 2012: The Duke of Cambridge will plant the 8 millionth tree in The National Forest, as a pin oak will be planted in the grounds of St. George's Park, The FA's new national football centre.
Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
"Thank you Mrs Rutledge!" was the spontaneous cry from a 10 year old to his teacher, as he launched himself once again onto the new timber climbing frame at Hicks Lodge, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, as the new natural play area was opened recently.
Monday, 17th September 2012
Both the men's and ladies' course records were smashed this weekend in the National Forest 10K that took place on Sunday 16 September on the trails around Conkers at the Heart of the National Forest.
Wednesday, 15th August 2012
It'll be hard to spot wheelwright Phill Gregson when he stokes up clouds of steam, smoke and fire at the National Forest Wood Fair over Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire.
Tuesday, 14th August 2012
Entries for the "Forest of Drawings" competition will make their debut public display at the National Forest Wood Fair over the August Bank Holiday, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, but now organisers of one of Derbyshire's major arts festivals have just announced a second showing at the Melbourne Festival.
Monday, 6th August 2012
Runners in The National Forest 10K on Sunday 16 September will be running that bit faster this year following the announcement of the fantastic prizes they could win!
Wednesday, 1st August 2012
Five of the best exponents in the UK from The Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers will take part in the first ever UK Log to Leg Championships at the National Forest Wood Fair over August Bank Holiday.
Tuesday, 31st July 2012
Organisers of the three major arts festivals came together at CONKERS to judge the National Forest Wood Fair's "Forest of Drawings" competition.
Wednesday, 4th July 2012
The Independent Panel on Forestry's final report is published today. It proposes that a public forestry estate is maintained, under a new body evolving from the Forestry Commission, which will champion all the benefits that forestry and woodlands can bring. The National Forest is cited as an example of increased access to local woodlands, good community engagement and economic impact through forestry.
Tuesday, 19th June 2012
With the May bank holidays over and the Jubilee bunting barely a memory, it is time to look forward to the August bank holiday with a new Wood Fair Short Break.